TUBELESS TYRE REPAIRING
Tyre damage repair should only be attempted if the tyre has first been checked thoroughly. If the tyre displays any of the following characteristics, a puncture repair should not be attempted.
- Park your car and try to find out the piece of nail or metal that has pierced through the tyre and causing the air to leak.
- It’s not always needed, but in case you are having trouble finding out the piece that has punctured the tyre, it might be better to remove the wheel. It’s absolutely necessary that you take precautions while removing the flat tyre.
- Remove the piece of nail or metal carefully with a plier. This would cause the air to leak more quickly, but you don’t need to worry about this since you can pump in air afterwards with the pump.
- Prepare the split eye insertion needle tool by inserting the rubber wick in it. Let the wick stick out equally with the insertion needle in the middle.
- Insert the rasp tool into the hole with screwing action until it is fully in. This would enlarge it slightly and would help prepare the surface for sticking the rubber piece.
- Use the vulcanizing solution and apply it all around on the prepared rubber wick before inserting it into the enlarged hole.
- Insert the split-eye insertion needle into the hole such that only about 1/3rd of the rubber wick sticks out and the rest goes in.
- Remove the split-eye needle, it will cause the rubber wick to stay in the hole inside the tyre and seal it. The remaining portion will stay out as you remove the needle.
- Cut the extra portion of the rubber wick that’s sticking out of the hole as closely as you can.
- Inflate the tyre to the correct pressure using electric air pump.